The daughter of the chief designer of the Soyuz military plant, Mkrtich Okroyan, Anna owns a mansion in the county of Surrey in the UK. Soyuz has developed engines for Kh-22 anti-ship missiles. Also, the plant's engines can be installed in the Kh-59 rocket and the Kalibr cruise missile, which Russian troops have been using since the first day of the invasion of Ukraine, Navalny LIVE reports.
“The mansion was bought in 2020 for almost six million pounds, in terms of rubles, this is half a billion rubles. Its sole owner is Okroyan Anna Mkrtichevna,” the investigation says. Navalny's associates note that neither the Soyuz nor Okroyan himself have yet been sanctioned.
In addition, the chief designer of the Soyuz, like his wife, are residents of the UK. They also have a business in Poland.
Okroyan's wife Alla Baban and son Andranik are also shareholders of a foundry and mechanical plant in Balashikha, and Mkrtich Okroyan himself is on the board of directors of the plant. This enterprise has already come under sanctions for producing materials and parts that are used in the war. For example, the plant produces parts for the Ka-52 combat helicopter.
In mid-January, Russian troops fired a rocket at an apartment building in Dnipro. The attack killed more than 40 people, including children. Dozens more people were injured. The strike was carried out with an X-22 missile.
Last summer, the Russian army hit the Amstor shopping center in Kremenchug with the same rocket, killing at least 20 people there. Then, in the summer, an X-22 missile hit a residential building in the Odessa region, killing 21 people there.